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Jerusalem's Gazelle Valley Park

Israeli environmentalists say an unconventional nature park they recently opened in Jerusalem can be a model for Israel and other nations in how to sustain wildlife in urban settings.
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A gazelle seen in Jerusalem’s new Gazelle Valley Park, Israel’s biggest urban wildlife site, located in between the neighborhoods of Givat Mordechai and Katamon, April 8, 2015. (VOA)
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A gazelle seen in Jerusalem’s new Gazelle Valley Park, Israel’s biggest urban wildlife site, located in between the neighborhoods of Givat Mordechai and Katamon, April 8, 2015. (VOA)

Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (M. Lipin/VOA)
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Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (M. Lipin/VOA)

Amir Balaban, Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (M. Lipin/VOA)
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Amir Balaban, Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (M. Lipin/VOA)

Raphoel Wolpin, Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (M. Lipin/VOA)
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Raphoel Wolpin, Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (M. Lipin/VOA)

 Michal Regev, Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (M. Lipin / VOA)
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Michal Regev, Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (M. Lipin / VOA)

Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (Amir Balaban)
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Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (Amir Balaban)

Kingfisher at Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (Uri Shamir)
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Kingfisher at Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (Uri Shamir)

Map of Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (Gazelle Valley Park)
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Map of Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (Gazelle Valley Park)

Poppies at Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (Uri Shamir)
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Poppies at Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem, April 8, 2015. (Uri Shamir)

Lake at Gazelle Valley Park, April 8, 2015. (Amir Balaban)
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Lake at Gazelle Valley Park, April 8, 2015. (Amir Balaban)

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